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EdCT 12-06-2012 07:25 AM

ZHP - Six Years On
Still a great ride. I just had the snows put on, oil changed and everything gone over. No surprises and not much to report. It's just a great car, still fun and I still look forward to driving it whenever I have the opportunity.

I'm at a tick over 40k in the odometer. I've had to replace the Pilots (summer of '11) and have had routine servicing (splitting the oil intervals in half). I've never done a "cost to own" chart or anything like that, but thus far, it's certainly been good value for all the fun it returns.

I have some convertible concerns - I'm waiting for the day when the power top fails, or when I'll need a new canvas top. I still don't like the sideways dance the rear-view mirror makes. Aside from that, the seats are terrific, the driving position perfect, steering, brakes, shifter all play nice together. Mileage is good too, 24 mpg average.

Right now, my biggest concern is figuring out how to move a 76 key electronic keyboard and an amp (amp will fit in the trunk) as I may be gigging soon. It looks like the back seat will be the best bet - summertime, top goes down, so no problem there

Here she is at Compo Beach in Westport CT yesterday ... just driving around for fun.
BMW by shrp11, on Flickr

mawana 12-06-2012 09:19 AM

Just >40k! You work from home? That's 6600miles pa...

av98 12-06-2012 10:00 AM


SilvrZHP 12-06-2012 10:27 AM

Thanks for the update- I just bought a 2006 White ZHP Convertible with only 29k miles! - my 3rd ZHP! I am about to post my ZHP Odyssey as well.
Such low miles on yours and so glad to hear its still functioning as it should.
Oh and did I mention how beautiful your ride is? Well it is!

Gryphon 12-06-2012 03:42 PM

Ed punch out the ski pass thru behind the arrest. Assuming verts have that opening

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heztheone 12-06-2012 10:54 PM

i just hope i remain in my country to own my ZHP for so long :tsk:

EdCT 12-07-2012 05:45 AM


Originally Posted by Gryphon (Post 7235107)
Ed punch out the ski pass thru behind the arrest. Assuming verts have that opening

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Yes, I have the opening, but it's not wide enough to support a keyboard - unless I could find one that's as skinny as a pipe :D

I do use it for my larger jazz guitar - the neck of the case slides nicely right up through the pass through. :)

mawana 12-07-2012 05:57 AM


Originally Posted by av98 (Post 7234492)

Super! I put that much in 2-3 months and she still purrs like a kitten. This is one car I'm going to drive til it starts dropping and and throwing body parts all over the tarmac.

Any plans for a replacement?

zhpboy 12-07-2012 03:45 PM

Getting my front rehabbed. Painting bumper next week. My entire front bumper is full of white chicken pox. The bumper grill became white and fade. Will need to put a new one after the paint job. Also, would like to change the headlight lense to give the car the new look.

All of this happened from driving fast on the freeway. I need to drive slower on the freeway but cannot resist. How can I?

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